Michelle Schenker

Michelle holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and has worked in marketing at Bank of America, Mattel and Hanes. She is the proud co-founder of Canine Journal and a dog lover through and through. Since the day she was born, she has lived in a home full of dogs. Her adult home is no exception where she and her husband live with Bella and Lily, their two adorable rescue pups. In addition to her love for snuggling with dogs, she also has enjoyed working professionally in the canine field since 1999 when she started her first dog-related job at a dog bakery.

Fifty the Two-Legged Pit Bull Dog

Fifty the Two-Legged Pitbull Dog

In September 2007, Fifty fell victim to Pit Bull breed discrimination and was shot with a gun by a police officer in both of his right limbs. This led to a double amputation and survived with two strong legs. He was put in a shelter and was adopted 9 months later by his current mom. Fifty now lives happily in his forever home in Chicago, Illinois where he is an ambassador for pit bulls and dogs everywhere to make sure they are treated with respect and dignity. Let’s learn from our mistakes and stop history from repeating itself. His smile and spirit is likely to help you understand why you should never, ever judge a book from its cover. Now, let’s get to know Fifty the two-legged Pitbull in this exclusive interview…

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Guide to Miniature Dog Breeds

Guide to Miniature Dog Breeds

Miniature dogs meet many unique family needs. Whether living in an apartment or looking for a dog that isn’t too large to knock down young children, miniature dog breeds are often a better choice for some families. Below we will take a look at some of the more popular miniature dog breeds including: the Chihuahua, the miniature pinscher, the Italian greyhound and the cavalier King Charles spaniel…

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Interview with Petplan Pet Insurance Co-Founder Natasha Ashton

Petplan Interview with the Founders

We recently had the good fortune to sit down and learn more about Petplan in this exclusive interview with Natasha Ashton, the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder. The company is based in the Philadelphia area but the founders came from the U.K., where pet insurance is a much more prominent part of pet parenting than here in the U.S. These petrepreneurs think it is time for that to change…

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Who’s Guarding Your Guard Dog?

Beware Of Dog Sign

Uh oh, your next-door neighbor’s house just got broken into. Sound the alarm! You’re probably looking for ways to deter burglars so your home is not the next target. Before you throw Fido in front of the gun, let’s take a step back and explore various ways to protect your home from burglary…

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Top Dog Interview with Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver the Guilty Dog

Denver was born on the 4th of July and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is your typical Labrador Retriever and loves swimming, fetching, rolling in everything, making her family happy and playing with her sister Masey, a Golden Retriever, and her two brother kittens, Pouncer and Clover. Her absolute favorite two things to do are playing in the creek behind the house and being an active member of our family! She is a very, very special dog with a unique personality that is well-loved and taken care of by her family. Everyone that meets Denver quickly realizes she truly has a personality unlike any animal they have ever seen…

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How A Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

Lily playing in dirt: How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

It was one of the scariest moments of my life when my dog Lily was bit by a poisonous Copperhead snake. All I could do was rush to the vet and pray for the best. But this very frightening experience has made me a huge pet insurance advocate and I hope my story helps you know what to do if you are faced with the difficult life and death pet decisions…

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Top Dog Interview with Max and Minnie the Pugs

Minnie and Max the Pugs

Max and Minnie the Pugs are sister and brother, litter mates and best friends. They are probably best known for their viral video The Pug Head Tilt (check it out below!), which has been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Regis & Kelly, Good Morning America and Animal Planet’s “America’s Cutest Dog,” among others. Learn more straight from the pups’ barks as we get up close and personal to the lively heads known as Max and Minnie ion our exclusive Top Dog interview…

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Top Dog Interview With Sir Charles Barkley the Dog

Sir Charles Barkley Dog

Sir Charles Barkley is a 3 year old French bulldog representing Seattle, Washington. We started his Instagram account just for fun when he was just a couple weeks old and never in our wildest dreams imagined him gaining such a following. He enjoys snorting, eating, kicking grass, back rubs, taking naps and playing with his many toys. But, there’s a lot more to this basketball-loving pup and we got to know him better in this exclusive Top Dog Interview with Canine Journal…

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